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ITINERARY

Toronto to Niagara Falls, Washington DC and New York : 11 days

Spend 11 days on the East Coast of the USA and Canada on this fantastic tour that covers the highlights of the region. Begin in Canada's largest and most multicultural city and take a day trip to Niagara Falls before flying South to Washington D.C. Visit the iconic monuments, wander the streets and discover the history, arts and culture before taking the train to New York City. While in New York visit Times Square and Central Park, take a walk down Broadway and Wall St, see the views from the Empire State Building and take the ferry to The Statue of Liberty...and not to mention all the fantastic shopping and dining on offer.

There are several Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours on this holiday which are fun and give you the flexibility of seeing and experiencing exactly what you want at your own pace. 

A note on pricing: We are able to offer this tour with 2 different prices - low season and peak season. As it is such a fabulous destination all year round, peak season covers much of the year. There are limited dates available during low season.

For the same tour with deluxe accommodation and private tours, please contact us for a quote. 

* Price includes 10 nights' accommodation, planned tours, guides and more. Price does not include internal flights or international return flights to USA.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to New York City are approximately $1,500 - $1,800 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

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Day 1: Arrival in Toronto

Welcome to Toronto. On arrival at the International Airport in Toronto you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Overnight in Toronto: Bond Place, Double Tree Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott or similar (Classic)

Day 2: Hop On Hop Off Toronto Tour

Toronto is known for its multiculturalism and diversity - it is estimated that over 30% of Torontonians speak a language other than French or English. It is the largest city in Canada and lies on the shore of Lake Ontario.

See the sights of Toronto with a 48 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour. With your 2 day pass see what Toronto has to offer, all at your own pace. There are 21 scheduled stops along the loop track and you are free to get on and off as many times as you like. Visit the St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery District - a national historic site with heritage buildings, cafes, restaurants and shops, Yonge-Dundas Square, Eaton Centre - the historic mall with a glass ceiling and much more.

Overnight in Toronto: Bond Place, Double Tree Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott or similar (Classic)

Day 3: The sights and diversity of Toronto

Continue your sightseeing of Toronto with your Hop On Hop Off Tour. Visit more sights such as Casa Loma - the gothic castle in the middle of the city built by Sir Henry Pellatt to fulfil his childhood wish for a castle, City Hall, Bata Shoe Museum with its interesting collection of footwear from around the world, the village of Yorkville and more.  

Overnight in Toronto: Bond Place, Double Tree Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott or similar (Classic)

Day 4: The magnificent Niagara Falls

Today take a full day tour to Niagara Falls. After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel for the 1.5 hour drive. Niagara Falls lie on the border between Canada and the USA and are made up of 3 waterfalls - Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls. Horseshoe Falls lies on the Canadian side and is the largest with a drop of 50 metres. Words and photography do not do justice to this natural wonder of the world.

Enjoy the wonder of the falls up close and feel the mist on your face with Maid of the Mist boat ride included as part of the tour. Return to Toronto in the afternoon. 

Overnight in Toronto: Bond Place, Doubletree Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott or similar (Classic)

Day 5: Fly to Washington DC - monumental America

Today check out of your hotel by noon and make your way to the airport for your flight to Washington DC (airport transfer not included). 

Please note: The flight from Toronto to Washington DC is not included in the price of this tour because you can get a better price when you buy it with your international flights. The approximate cost is USD130 and flight duration is 1 hour 45 mins.

We would be happy to arrange this flight for you in conjunction with your international flights to and from Australia. We can only arrange the Toronto - DC flight if we arrange all your international flights. Otherwise, please feel free to make your own arrangements for the flight. 

On arrival in Washington DC, make your own way to your hotel. Begin your 72 hour Hop On Hop Off tour at your leisure this afternoon. 

Overnight in Washington DC: Holiday Inn Key Bridge, Rouge Kimpton, Donovan Kimpton or similar

Day 6: The White House, Lincoln memorial - DC's finest

Experience all the sights and top spots of Washington DC with your Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour. Visit the US Capitol, view the White House from a distance, the Lincoln Memorial and more - a great way to get to know the history and see the iconic sights of the USA. 

Buses run daily every 20-30 mins with the first departure at 9am and the last departure at 5pm from Union Station. 

Overnight in Washington DC: Holiday Inn Key Bridge, Rouge Kimpton, Donovan Kimpton or similar

Day 7: Take the train to New York City

Continue your Hop On Hop Off Tour in the morning. You can check out of your hotel and leave your bags at the front desk. 

Transfer to Union Station for your mid-afternoon train to New York City (approximately 3 hours 25 mins). Disembark the train at Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan and make your way to your hotel. 

You are in New York City - The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps...a bucket list city for many. A metropolis with 8.5 million inhabitants, it is internationally known not only for its iconic sights but as being a global influence in all areas, be it fashion, finances, art, culture… soak up the ambience of one of the world’s most famous cities.

Overnight in New York: La Quinta, Hotel Penn, Wyndham or similar

Day 8: Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Central Park...

Check-in at the Tour Center in Times Square (a short walk from your hotel) for your tickets for your 72 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour of New York. Enjoy the 3 day double-decker bus pass with unlimited hop on hop off access on the Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn and Bronx tour loops. The guides will talk you through the history and background of the views and sights. Hop off and enjoy the attractions at your own pace...Times Square, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and much more. 

Admission to the Empire State Building is included. Take in the 360° panorama of NYC and beyond from the 86th Floor Observatory and climb one of New York's most iconic buildings. 

Take the ferry to Liberty Island and get up close to the Statue of Liberty. The ferry admission is included.

With your 72 hour pass you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like over the next 3 days.

Overnight in New York: La Quinta, Hotel Penn, Wyndham or similar

Day 9: More NYC sightseeing

Continue your sightseeing of NYC with your Guided Tour. Hop off the bus and explore the sights up close. When you are ready to move on, hop on the next bus. Buses run approximately every 30 mins and there are approximately 50 stops. 

An evening Manhattan tour is included and this can be done on any of the days in NYC. 

Overnight in New York: La Quinta, Hotel Penn, Wyndham or similar

Day 10: New York delights

Continue to explore the delights of NYC or go back and visit some of your favourite places. 

Overnight in New York: La Quinta, Hotel Penn, Wyndham or similar

Day 11: Time to go home or onto your next adventure

Today your tour ends. Make your own may to the airport in time for your flight home or onto your next adventure.

 

INCLUSIONS
Inclusions and highlights:
  • 11 day tour of the East Coast travelling to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C. and New York. 
  • 10 nights' accommodation.
  • Private airport transfer on arrival in Toronto.  
  • One way Amtrak train ticket from Washington D.C. to Penn Station, Manhattan (approximately 3 hours 25 mins). 
  • 48 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour of Toronto - see the sights at your own leisure, for as long as you like. 
  • Day trip to the majestic Niagara Falls including a boat trip on Maids of the Mist. 
  • 72 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour of Washington D.C. - see The White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol and more.  
  • 72 Hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour of New York City - see The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Broadway, Brooklyn Manhattan and more. 
  • Admission to the Empire State Building - see the views of NYC from the 86th Floor Observatory. 
  • Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and enjoy the scenic ride on the Hudson River. 
  • English speaking guide (for each tour you will have a different guide and these are public tours).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
    MORE INFO

    Travelbay USA - 11 Day East Cost Map

    How to get there:
    This tour starts in Toronto, Canada and ends in New York, USA.

    Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

    If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit www.travelmath.com and use their trip calculator.

    Timezones:
    To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

    Visa information:
    Travellers on an Australian passport will need a visa for the USA and Canada.

    You can find out more information and apply for ESTA (USA visa waiver) here, and for eTA (Canadian visa waiver) here.

    For more general information on visas please see here.

    Currency information:
    The currency used in the USA is the US Dollar.

    What currency to take over there is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash to convert when there – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines available and you should let your bank know that you will be using your card over there to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

    Tipping and Tour Guides:
    A few customers have asked us about tipping. Really this is a personal matter, not obligatory and at your discretion. However in the USA tipping is common and in some cases expected. 

    Wages in the USA are much lower as they take into account tipping. 

    We have provided the below indication as a guide only. As a default, 15% is good to keep in mind. 

    • Airport porters: $1-2 per bag
    • Hotel porters: $1-3 per bag
    • House keeping/room service: not obligatory but can make a difference, a few dollars left on your pillow.
    • Fast food: no tip
    • Dining: 15-20% for the waiter.
    • Tour guides and drivers: $5 or more depending on their service. 

    For tour guides and drivers, it is not expected and can be at your own discretion. If you have received great service then feel free to tip generously.

    Vaccination Information:
    Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

    Climate:
    Toronto: The summers in Toronto are sunny and July temperatures average 21°C. July is the wettest month and can be quite humid. The winter months are cold with snow common from mid-December to mid-march. Temperatures in January average -3°C. 

    New York and Washington D.C: The summer months of June, July, August and September have nice weather generally speaking (no guarantees!) with a daytime average of 26°C. January is the coolest month with temperatures around 2°C. April is the wettest month and October the driest.   

    Peak Season: New York is popular all year round. In Toronto, the warmer months of late April through to September and October see more visitors. 

    Population: 326.5 million (USA) and 36.6 million (Canada)

    Language: English

    Predominant religion: Christianity

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    TERMS
    Terms & Conditions

    Booking Process:

    Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

    As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 48 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

    We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request copies of the passport for each traveller so that we can organise and book all the flights that are listed as being included in the price of this tour.

    Very Important:

    It is extremely rare for any of these tours to not have availability (as we remove them when full) however, it is important to note that your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received booking confirmation from us.

    In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.

    Booking Information:

    • Quoted prices are per person.
    • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
    • Please book at least 50 days prior to your desired date of travel.
    • Bookings are subject to availability.
    • Child prices: available on request. 
    • Minimum group size is 1.
    • Maximum group size: There is no maximum group size as for this holiday you will join other tour groups for the tours listed. If you have a large group and would like a private tour, please contact us. 
    • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you.

      Inclusions:

      • 10 nights' accommodation - 4 nights in Toronto, 2 nights in Washington D.C. and 4 nights in New York. 
      • Train ticket from Union Station, Washington D.C. to Penn Station, Manhattan, New York.  
      • Private airport transfer on arrival in Toronto.
      • Free WIFI in hotel rooms. 
      • 48 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour in Toronto.
      • Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls. 
        • Maid of the Mist tour from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. 
      • 72 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour in Washington D.C.
      • 72 hour Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour in New York.
        • Admission to Empire State Building.
        • Statue of Liberty Ferry.
      • English speaking guides (for each tour you will have a different guide).
      • Group tour transportation based on minibus or double decker coach.
      • Taxes and service fees.

      Exclusions:

      • International airfares to and from USA.
      • International flight from Toronto to Washington D.C.
      • All meals.
      • Drinks for all meals.
      • Airport transfers (except for airport transfer on arrival in Toronto). 
      • USA and Canadian visa waiver. Please see the MORE INFO tab for more information on visas. 
      • Hotel and airport baggage gratuity.
      • Tour guide gratuity and all other tips and gratuities.
      • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
      • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

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      • Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. For those of you who have any medical conditions please also ensure you are fit to travel and have all the medication you need with you. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
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